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6 DIY Savory Herbed Butter Recipes

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 Herbed butters add robust flavors to dishes and are a great way to make use of the large amounts of herbs growing in the garden over the summer. Herbed butters are great to use when seasoning meats, added to pastas, used to saute vegetables in, or to simply spread on delicious bread.

There are two methods you can use to have herbed butter always on hand.

Log method is the simplest. Simply, spoon the mixture onto a piece of plastic wrap, roll into a log and freeze until ready to use.

Tray method uses ice cube trays to create single servings of herbed butters. This is ideal to use when making freezer meals or for dinner parties when you want each guest to have a pat of herbed butter. Drop herbed butter by spoonfuls onto an ice cube tray, cover with plastic wrap or foil and freeze or refrigerate until ready to use.

Here are six of some of my favorite herbed and spiced butter recipes that anyone can make.

Garlic Basil Butter

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh basil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Fresh sage and thyme
  • pinch of salt
  1. Combine minced fresh herbs and salt with softened butter or margarine.
  2. Spoon the mixture onto a piece of plastic wrap, roll into a log and freeze until ready to use.
  3. Slice off a tablespoon or so of the butter to serve with cooked vegetables, chicken, fish, warm bread or rolls.

Cilantro Chili Lime Butter

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 – 2 tablespoons minced cilantro
  • 1/2 tablespoon lime juice
  • zest of 1 small lime
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper, to taste (if desired)
  1. Combine minced fresh herbs and salt with softened butter or margarine.
  2. Spoon the mixture onto a piece of plastic wrap, roll into a log and freeze until ready to use.
  3. Slice off a tablespoon or so of the butter to serve with steaks, fish, chicken vegetables or to kick up the flavor of corn on the cob.

Lemon Parsley Butter

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
1 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves

  1. Combine minced fresh herbs and salt with softened butter or margarine.
  2. Spoon the mixture onto a piece of plastic wrap, roll into a log and freeze until ready to use.
  3. Slice off a tablespoon or so of the butter to serve with fish or chicken.

Sweet Honey Butter

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Combine ingredients.
  2. Spoon the mixture onto a piece of plastic wrap, roll into a log and freeze until ready to use.
  3. Slice off a tablespoon at a time to serve on pancakes or sweet breads.

Pumpkin Spice Butter

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  1. Combine ingredients.
  2. Spoon the mixture onto a piece of plastic wrap, roll into a log and freeze until ready to use.
  3. Slice off a tablespoon at a time to serve on muffins, pancakes or sweet breads.

Spiced Pear Butter

  • 3 tablespoons pear puree
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1. Combine ingredients.
  2. Spoon the mixture onto a piece of plastic wrap, roll into a log and freeze until ready to use.
  3. Slice off a tablespoon at a time to serve on muffins, pancakes or sweet breads.

The Prepper's Blueprint

Tess Pennington is the author of The Prepper’s Blueprint, a comprehensive guide that uses real-life scenarios to help you prepare for any disaster. Because a crisis rarely stops with a triggering event the aftermath can spiral, having the capacity to cripple our normal ways of life. The well-rounded, multi-layered approach outlined in the Blueprint helps you make sense of a wide array of preparedness concepts through easily digestible action items and supply lists.

Tess is also the author of the highly rated Prepper’s Cookbook, which helps you to create a plan for stocking, organizing and maintaining a proper emergency food supply and includes over 300 recipes for nutritious, delicious, life-saving meals. 

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Originally published March 30th, 2015
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